Adnan Abidi

Mitra the robot helps COVID patients in India speak to loved ones

18 Sep 2020

NEW DELHI A hospital in India has deployed a customer-service robot to patrol its wards, connecting coronavirus patients to friends and relatives. | Video

Migrants return to Delhi as India's COVID-19 deaths top 50,000

17 Aug 2020

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI India's COVID-19 deaths topped 50,000 on Monday, five months after the country reported its first such fatality, as migrant workers poured back into major cities in hopes of regaining work after the easing of anti-virus restrictions.

Scavengers in India risk health to sift coronavirus debris

24 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI Mansoor Khan and his wife Latifa Bibi have been collecting scraps of plastic and other items at an enormous landfill site on the outskirts of New Delhi for nearly 20 years.

Graduate teaches children in Delhi slum without access to online learning

09 Jul 2020

NEW DELHI In a squalid slum below a partially built flyover in eastern Delhi, Satyendra Pal stands by a whiteboard propped against a straw hut, with half a dozen children wearing masks and sitting on the floor looking up at him.

Dozens injured as activists clash with Delhi police in citizenship law protests

16 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI More than 100 activists protesting against a new Indian citizenship law were injured in New Delhi on Sunday as they clashed with police who used tear gas and baton charges to disperse demonstrators at a major university.

Clashes erupt in Delhi over citizenship law; Japan PM cancels visit

13 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and hundreds of university students on Friday over the enactment of a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India's secular foundations.

Jet Airways shares plunge, rivals race to grab grounded carrier's slots

18 Apr 2019

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Jet Airways Ltd shares plunged on Thursday, battered by fears about whether the grounded Indian airline would fly again, even as carriers like rival SpiceJet rushed in to plug a supply gap in the wake of their rival's demise. | Video

Hindu hardliners force meat sellers to shut shop in Gurugram

13 Oct 2018

Gurugram, India Indian Hindu hardliners are forcing meat sellers to shut shops in Gurugram, which is home to global outsourcing firms, saying they must respect the feelings of majority Hindus celebrating a nine-day festival.

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Sunshine State showdown: Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to Florida

With Election Day looming, President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will both rally supporters on Thursday in the critical battleground state of Florida – campaigning in the same city hours apart and putting their differing approaches to the resurgent coronavirus pandemic on full display.